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Andrew Marston introduces live music from Kaytown (Orleton nr Leominster)

Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music, as recorded at the Droitwich Music & Arts Festival.

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Sat 20 Jul 2013 20:00

Festivals

Festivals
Throughout the whole of this month, we're bringing you the acts we chose to play at this year's Droitwich Music & Arts Festival.
 
It's a decade since this event began - and this year there's music on various stages throughout the town, in the shopping centres and at the Norbury Theatre.
 
In former years, this has also coincided with the Droitwich Water Festival.
 
This is the 10th anniversary of the event - and it appears that Droitwich runs for longer than any of our other festivals in Herefordshire & Worcestershire!

In Session

In Session

Joe Vowles got in touch from Orleton near Leominster - and said the following words: "I was diagnosed at the age of seven with musician.
 
"I have been prescribed guitar and have been playing for 12 years.
 
"This music I am uploading is music I have written and recorded in my bedroom."
 
As well as his solo material, he's been playing covers in a band from Knighton called Kaytown (K for Knighton!).
 
They've finally decided to ditch the covers - so you'll hear the fruits of their labour, as chosen by BBC Hereford & Worcester at the Droitwich Music Festival on this week's show!
 
All of our live studio sessions and festival gigs since 2005

Meet The Musicians

Meet The Musicians

BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester supports unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians from our area.
 
Since 2011, we've been taking the show out on-the-road showcasing the very best musicians from our two counties.
 
Once a month, we've been recording acts chosen by us at a variety of venues across the area - including at some of our biggest festivals.
 
Our next recording session takes place next Sunday 28 July at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley at Rowden Paddocks near Bromyard and features the five acts we plan to broadcast throughout August.
 
Acts we've chosen to appear at the festival are Bekki Cameron (Much Dewchurch), Puffin Ethics (Hereford), Georgina Upton (Kidderminster), Scarlette (Redditch) and Goldman (Whitchurch nr Ross-on-Wye).
 
None of these acts knew they were being considered for a live session - they were chosen based on the tracks they uploaded here - which led them to receiving airplay on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
 
Meanwhile, if you're a venue or promoter, and would like to be featured in a future recording session please
get in touch.

An A-Z list of musicians from across our region

Wizzafest

Wizzafest

The eighth annual Wizzafest raised £2,326.61 for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2012 and the team are back in 2013 for the ninth year to raise even more!
 
This years acts include samba groups, various local and national bands from all genres, workshops and a range of stalls, children’s activities, raffles and fantastic prizes.
 
Andy O'Hare will be there covering the event for BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester.
 
Visit their website

Nozstock

Nozstock

With only a week to go, preparations are well underway for the biggest music festival in the two counties.
 
Nozstock 2013 promises to attract a record crowd again this year - around 7,000 people - and it all started as a family BBQ back in 1998.
 
The logistical process is enormous with miles of security fencing to put up, nine stages to build and great lengths of roadway to prepare plus nearly 70 people employed in the build up to the big weekend.
 
Our reporter Julie Tyler has been out on site with the Nosworthy family.
 
More gigs...

Reviews

Reviews

This week, Andy O'Hare reviews:

  • Anj Avraam, Eva Trim, Chevy Chase Stole My Wife, Rev Genghis Memphis, Fiona McCanlis & Laura Cowley at the Pig & Drum open mic night in Worcester.
  • Becky Rose, Atoms & Threshing Ground at Re-Con in Great Malvern.
  • Babble, Fretless, Rachel Stone, May Dolls & Two Man Ting at the Colwall Family Music Festival nr Ledbury.
  • Michael Berry, Jared Newbery, Esther Turner, Gwyn Ashton, Lee Frost, Gary Smith plus Stewart & Lee at The Firefly open mic night in Worcester.

More reviews...

International Festival of Young Singers

International Festival of Young Singers

Worcester has been chosen as the British city to host an International Festival of Young Singers. 
 
These festivals happen all over Europe, but there's never been a UK one...until now.
 
This week, 12 choirs from across the world, including Hong Kong, Lithuania and Germany are in Worcester to perform at a variety of venues across the county.
 
More interviews...

On The Record

On The Record
A Worcester filmmaker's series looking at music production in the county has proven to be so successful, he's launched a second series!
 
Jim Lowe's On The Record documents what life's like on the road for our local industry professionals.
 
This week we hear from 29-year-old Craigus Barry - who's been making music since he was 17.
 
His music creations include strumming an acoustic box with strings wired into a delay pedal, experimenting with soundscapes and layering on an eight-track, frequency slicing, creating horrid noise, playing theremin, balalaika, midi guitar, synths, stylophone, omnichord to scatting with an circuit bent Furby.
 
Watch the series here

Upton Blues Festival

Upton Blues Festival

You may still be recovering from Upton-on-Severn's famous Jazz Festival - but get your straw panama and shades back out - it's time for the Blues Festival!
 
The three days festival in Upton will feature a host of different bands - and best of all it's free!

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History

History

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